The EU-funded MAHEPA project is developing prototype planes using electric motors and modular power-generation systems.
In the high-level international setting of the ILA Air Show Berlin 2018, the European Commission and INEA are organising a workshop on disruptive aircraft configurations, which will be crucial to achieve the Flightpath 2050 environmental objectives, as well as to ensure and maintain the global competitiveness of the EU aviation industry.
ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament on the 6th of March 2018. ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Finnish MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) hosted the breakfast meeting during which over 50 guests gathered to hear the ambitious goals of the aircraft noise-tackling initiative.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is seeking input from stakeholders. It regards various aspects of silencing systems with fibrous materials, such as usage and current practices, technological issues, effectiveness, and suggestions for further improvements.